School of Nursing

Emphasizing its commitment to creating public good and meeting regional workforce needs, Bowling Green State University has launched a School of Nursing through its College of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The new school will help support the growth of the University’s online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program introduced last year, as well as lay the groundwork for future academic program expansions.

As a public university for the public good, BGSU prides itself in helping students achieve their goals of becoming health care professionals who provide exceptional care to individuals, across all lifespans, throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.”

The new School of Nursing will help position BGSU to meet the critical demand for nurses both in the region and throughout the country as the nursing field remains one of the fastest-growing industries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The College of Health and Human Services offers a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) for traditional students in consortium with the University of Toledo and in partnership with Mercy College of Ohio. BGSU is committed to continuing a 45+ year tradition of graduating nurses for the region and beyond. Once you complete the BSN degree, you are eligible to take the licensing examination to become a registered nurse and to pursue graduate studies in nursing.

If you have an associate degree in nursing or earned a diploma, you may consider the online RN-BSN completion degree offered through the College of Health and Human Services and eCampus.

As the School of Nursing continues to serve the public good, BGSU also created a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Industry Certificate, which assists diploma LPN and LPN-to-RN students in seamlessly transitioning to a BSN degree.

Nursing Program Contact Information

BGSU Main Campus BSN Program
College of Health and Human Services Advising Office
104 HHS | 419-372-8242

Dr. Michelle Bussard
Director of Nursing | Associate Professor